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June 18, 2007 | Volume 106, Issue 25

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Omar Minaya Cover - Sports Illustrated June 18, 2007

June 18, 2007
Unwheel Experience Robert Kubica of BMW-Sauber veered off the track on the 27th lap of the Canadian Formula One Grand Prix in Montreal on Sunday, smacked a wall and slid through a shower of...

June 18, 2007
Fighting Words How can you take an organization seriously when its president can't complete a sentence without dropping the f bomb (The New Main Event, May 28)? Dana White is the clown prince of...

June 18, 2007 | As told to Joe Lemire
FIVE TOP 10 finishes (including a win at the Crowne Plaza Invitational), $2.8 million in winnings and a rise to No. 6 in the FedEx Cup rankings would have been enough to bring Rory Sabbatini...

June 18, 2007
WHO'S Hot

June 18, 2007
Which player gets the least out of the most talent?

June 18, 2007
The NFL union chief doesn't always give retired players the respect they deserve

June 18, 2007
IT'S ENOUGH of a violation to be burglarized. But what about being robbed during your son's funeral? Someone stole $16,000 worth of belongings from Sherry Hill's New Orleans house while her son,...

June 18, 2007
MIKE MURRAY, the P.A. announcer for the Reno Silver Sox of the independent Golden Baseball League, got a refresher course in the Golden Rule. Murray, 31, was ejected for playing an antiump Bob...

June 18, 2007
Regained By Antonio Tarver, the IBO light heavyweight title, after his 12-round unanimous decision over Elvir Muriqi. Apart from a turn as Sylvester Stallone's opponent in Rocky Balboa, Tarver...

June 18, 2007
LONGTIME YANKEES third baseman Clete Boyer, who died last week at age 70, had the great misfortune of playing in the American League at the same time as Brooks Robinson. Had their careers not...

June 18, 2007
GREG ODEN Ohio State center who is likely to be drafted by Seattle or Portland, on what he knows about the Pacific Northwest: "I know it rains a lot. I know it's close to L.A., and I love that. I...

June 18, 2007
6.3 Nielsen rating for the Spurs' Game 1 win over the Cavaliers, the lowest rating ever for the opening game of an NBA Finals in prime time.

June 18, 2007
To counter hooliganism, the owner of Romanian soccer team Steaua Bucharest decreed that all players "must be happy" and announced fines of up to $40,000 for making "sad faces" during a game.

June 18, 2007 | Ben Reiter
Players stuck on the loneliest number

June 18, 2007
RANGERS / OUTFIELDER

June 18, 2007
When bad things happen to good trophies

June 18, 2007 | David Epstein
A rookie with South Seas roots is already making an impact

June 18, 2007 | David Epstein
SCENARIO: YOU'RE facing Barry Bonds when he has 755 career homers. Second inning, bases empty. How do you pitch him?

June 18, 2007 | Sarah Kwak
What to watch and watch for

June 18, 2007
Somdev Devvarman CHENNAI, INDIA > Tennis Devvarman, a junior at Virginia, defeated top-seeded John Isner of Georgia in a third-set tiebreaker to become the first Atlantic Coast Conference player...

June 18, 2007 | Adam Duerson
A book and a movie retell the story of Ruffian

June 18, 2007 | Adam Duerson
QUICK: Which school won the first three women's college basketball championships? Hint: It's not UConn or Tennessee. If you still don't know, get thee to see Our Lady of Victory when it comes out...

June 18, 2007 | Adam Duerson
IF LEBRON JAMES'S emphatic dunk in the second quarter of Game 2 of the NBA Finals looked spectacular on TV, imagine how it appeared to the 14,000 Cavaliers fans who packed Quicken Loans Arena to...

June 18, 2007 | JACK MCCALLUM
The Spurs' airtight play in the Finals put Cavaliers star LeBron James--like a certain mafia don--on the verge of being silenced

June 18, 2007 | JACK MCCALLUM
Full-court Press

June 18, 2007 | MICHAEL FARBER
The family reunion in Anaheim for Scott and Rob Niedermayer was made complete with the brothers hoisting the Stanley Cup together

June 18, 2007 | MICHAEL FARBER
Long View

June 18, 2007 | Peter King
At his first Patriots minicamp, wideout Randy Moss looked like a new man. Can a player disparaged for his work ethic succeed in an all-for-one ethos?

June 18, 2007 | S.L. Price
Rafael Nadal and Justine Henin once again ruled the French Open, winning their third straight titles in grand fashion on Roland Garros's terre battue

June 18, 2007 | S.L. Price
Winning Shots

June 18, 2007 | Tim Layden
No Triple Crown on the line? No problem. Showing the boys a thing or two, Rags to Riches raced into the history books at the Belmont, holding off the favorite in a stirring stretch duel

June 18, 2007 | Tim Layden
More Riches

June 18, 2007 | Alexander Wolff
That's how Formula One phenom Lewis Hamilton described winning his first pole. Imagine how F/1's first black driver felt about his historic win in Montreal last weekend

June 18, 2007 | Alexander Wolff
Gonzo for Alonso

June 18, 2007 | GARY SMITH
How did Omar Minaya, the major leagues' first Hispanic general manager, turn the Mets back into contenders? By welcoming one and all into his ever-expanding circle

June 18, 2007
NASCAR The lost season of 2004 Rookie of the Year Kasey Kahne • Success hasn't convinced Mark Martin to alter his limited race schedule • A couple of first-time winners are still going strong

June 18, 2007 | Mark Beech
Lost Season

June 18, 2007 | Mark Beech
1 Despite skipping three races, Mark Martin (right), who ran seventh at Pocono, is 12th in the standings, ahead of such big guns as Ryan Newman and Dale Earnhardt Jr. But Martin, 48, who plans to...

June 18, 2007 | Phil Taylor
Mad Dash

June 18, 2007 | Phil Taylor
1 Fifteen-year-old Margaux Isaksen shocked a veteran field to win the gold medal at the USA Pentathlon national championships in Colorado Springs and earn a spot at the world championships in...

June 18, 2007 | Jon Heyman
Buy or Sell?

June 18, 2007 | Rick Reilly
THERE ARE three ways to look at NFL players these days: 1) They're thoughtless, thankless thugs; 2) They're selfish, self-obsessed celebrats; 3) They're overpaid, overstuffed and overdosed.

June 18, 2007 | GARY VAN SICKLE
Besides a great finish by Woody Austin, the last stop before the Open had something for everyone

June 18, 2007 | JIM GORANT
Scott Piercy's Ultimate win

June 18, 2007 | JIM GORANT
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June 18, 2007 | JIM GORANT
An Italian villa with nine holes so good, you can taste them

June 18, 2007 | PATTI McGOWAN
WHO: Woody Austin WHAT: Five-iron shot to 2'7" WHERE: 195-yard par-3 14th hole at TPC Southwind WHEN: Final round of the Stanford St. Jude Championship

June 18, 2007 | DOTTIE PEPPER
IN LESS than six years Michelle Wie, the innocent, happy, supertalented phenom from Hawaii, has become what so many feared she would: overexposed, miserable and manipulated. The transformative...

June 18, 2007 | PATTI McGOWAN
"If Michelle Wie were a stock, I'd buy as much as I could. In time she'll win more than Annika, and nobody will remember her rocky teenage years."

June 18, 2007 | PATTI McGOWAN
Who will win the U.S. Open?

June 18, 2007 | JAMES P. HERRE
TRUST ME by James P. Herre Based on the last two weeks, I don't want Adam Scott in my U.S. Open pool. June 18, 2007 Mark Brazil Tournament Director Forest Oaks Country Club 4600 Forest Oaks...

June 18, 2007 | KELLI ANDERSON
In the lead, final round, major championship, with competitors breathing down her neck, Suzann Pettersen had failed before. This time she came through like a champion